Christine Ro

Christine writes about books for Literary Hub, VICE, and the Ploughshares blog. She occasionally writes about other topics, because someone once told her (although it seemed implausible) that there’s life outside of books. Blog: https://www.christinero.com

100 Must-Read Funny Novels

Farcical, satirical, and absurd novels to make you laugh!

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read in July

Sometimes it's nice to watch the bad guy get their due.

5 Books for People Who Loved OKJA

If you’ve watched the movie OKJA and now want to read something that captures part of its mood, here are some book suggestions.

3 Comics about Teenage Musical Fandom

Here are three comics about teenage musical fandom. As all three books show, being young and fixated with a band isn’t just about the band itself.

Quiz: Metal Album or Fictional Dystopia?

This quiz challenges your literary and musical knowledge. Your task is to guess whether each title is a metal album or fictional dystopia.

Buy, Borrow, Bypass: The Object Lessons Series

The Object Lessons series highlights the history of simple, everyday objects.

Quiz: Radiohead Lyric or Emily Dickinson Phrase?

Radiohead or Emily Dickinson? Judge whether these lines come from the poet or the band.

Storing Books When You Live in a Small Space (and Can’t be Bothered With DIY)

Practical, whimsical, and downright silly tips for storing books in small spaces--for people who can't be bothered with that DIY business.

Cerebral Comics

Brainy comics that will get you thinking.

Sexy Comics, from Titillating to Hardcore

Book Riot Comics after dark!

My Book-Filled Childhood Bedroom

On revisiting the books we loved as children.